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ERIC Number: ED166730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Teaching of Writing: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1978 (Vol. 39 Nos. 1 through 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 15 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: personal expressiveness in creative writing programs; generative rhetoric and writing performance; the effects of sentence combining exercises on syntactic maturity, writing quality, reading ability, and student attitudes; lyric poetry writing; transformational grammar; peer evaluation of student writing; the effects of instruction in five components of the writing process on writing quality and syntactic complexity; remedial writing instruction; a language study approach to college freshman composition; teaching editing; the Iowa Writers' Workshop; a structured program for teaching composition in the secondary school; changing patterns in the teaching of composition from 1930 to 1976; and student awareness of teacher criteria for evaluating writing as an element in the composing process. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Creative Writing, Doctoral Dissertations, Editing, Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Generative Grammar, Higher Education, Peer Evaluation, Poetry, Reading Ability, Rhetoric, Sentence Combining, Student Writing Models, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.